Author: CTCC

All About Starting And Finishing

The Chevrolet Silverado 250 took off Labor Day weekend at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP). Over 200, 000 spectators started arriving and camping out trackside on Thursday before the weekend. The CTCC series was among the US Nascar Camping World Truck Series, Nascar Pinty’s series, and the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada. Chris entered the weekend, leading the GT Sport championship in CTCC. The first qualifying on Friday started him in 4th position for round 10. Ashley started in 9th posi...

Intensity Builds, Standings Shuffle After Labour Day Weekend Tripleheader

Bowmanville (ON), September 4, 2017 - With the championship chase reaching a crucial point of the season, the intensity level was at a peak as the CTCC presented by Pirelli returned to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for a tripleheader appearance over the Labour Day weekend. Strategy regarding teamwork was foremost in the minds of several of the title contenders, with multiple teams adding extra cars and drivers to their efforts, each looking to create and pursue any on-track advanta...

CTCC TRIPLE TREAT FOR GP3R FANS

Toronto (ON) August 14, 2017 - For its tenth annual appearance at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, CTCC presented by Pirelli offered something extra for their fans, an extra race. The tripleheader CTCC date on the demanding, concrete-lined Trois-Rivières street course took its toll on equipment, teams and drivers, but it also provided some of the most intense and entertaining competition of the event. The highlight of any CTCC campaign is the spectacular Friday night race. The 27 fine...

Chris Takes Home 2 Podiums at Home Track

ICar’s Ecko Unlimited started off dry, with lots of standing water on the track. After only 2 laps into the qualifying round, the crew realized that Chris’ transponder wasn’t working. They got him off right away to fix it. Ashley continued on, lowering her track time each lap. The crew managed to get Chris back on with only 7 minutes remaining. Despite only having a few laps left, Chris was able to get the pole position for the qualifying round and would lead the pack in race 5. Ashley wou...

Intense Times at ICAR for CTCC

Toronto ON (July 10, 2017) – On July 8, CTCC took its tour to the airport circuit of ICAR Mirabel in order to run a pair of 40-minute contests on the short 1.570-kilometre circuit. Place the blame on the full moon, on an early morning wake-up call courtesy of a violent thunderstorm, or the single-day, doubleheader format, but by all accounts, Rounds Five and Six of the CTCC presented by Pirelli series was described as more ‘intense’ than usual. The opening race was green flagged with every ...

Policaro BMW Motorsport owned the podium at Calabogie Motorsports Park last weekend.

Two event weekends into the 2017 Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) season and Policaro BMW Motorsport has set its sites on the top. Led by drivers Jeffrey Kingsley and Nathan Blok  in a pair of 2017 BMW 235i R’s from Policaro BMW, the team completed a couple of great races at last weekend’s two-day event at Calabogie Motorsports Park (CMP) in Ottawa. “It’s definitely solid ground to start the season on,” says Kingsley, a lifelong racer and university student living in Pickering, Ont...

Sallenbach scores perfect, Team Octane and SCB Racing shine at Calabogie Motorsports Park

Toronto ON (June 20, 2017) - CTCC presented by Pirelli took their tour to Calabogie Motorsports Park on June 17-18 for rounds three and four on the 2017 calendar. For Saturday’s opening 40-minute contest, CTCC competitors raced on Calabogie’s ‘short’ track, which allowed series veteran Gary Kwok to take full advantage of the handling characteristics of his new TCR model Honda. Qualifying his GT Sport Civic in fifth place, Kwok managed to avoid a second lap melee to slip through and into...

Another year, another championship?

The upcoming Victoria Day SpeedFest is the traditional season opening event for Canadian motorsport and will feature season opener for the Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Pirelli (CTCC). The hectic schedule promises an exciting weekend at the famed Canadian Tire Motorsport Park north of Toronto where NASCAR Canada and the Pirelli World Challenge headline multiple race series from both sides of the border. But it is the CTCC presented by Pirelli that holds a particular interest for...

PROMISING START FOR CTCC

Bowmanville, ON (May 22, 2017) - Fresh and familiar faces. New and recognized cars. New drivers in different cars. That was the scene at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park over the Victoria Day weekend as the CTCC presented by Pirelli made their season debut with a doubleheader event.   One of the new entries for 2017 is Quebec City’s Mario Guerin and his No. 72 Ferrari 458 GT Sport class car. Taking full advantage of his car’s potential, Guerin easily captured the GT Sport pole position fo...

SCB Racing: 3 entries for 2017 in the CTCC

SCB Racing – a division of SportsCarBoutique – in partnership with POLICARO BMW is pleased to announce 3 entries for 2017 in the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC). After successful years of racing in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Canada, the team has purchased 2 BMW Motorsport M235iR Cup vehicles and continue to develop the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport. Both BMW M235iR’s will be racing the full season in the Super Touring Class and the Porsche Cayman GT4 will be contending in the Gran...

CTCC Partners with Pfaff BMW

CTCC is pleased to announce its partnership with Pfaff BMW beginning with the 2017 season.  Pfaff will be providing support to CTCC competitors that campaign BMW and MINI race cars.  The Pfaff support team will attend each CTCC event and assist teams with parts availability and technical advice throughout the season. “We are grateful for the commitment that Pfaff BMW has made to CTCC and its competitors, ” stated John Bondar, President of CTCC.  “This will help the BMW and MINI teams to ma...

CTCC presented by Pirelli launches its new Championship season

Toronto, ON. March 16, 2017 – With a freshly announced new partnership with Pirelli Tire Canada, CTCC enters a new era. The change brings more than a new partner, it also brings new opportunities. Additional teams are joining the series and we are looking forward to seeing several new race cars this season including an Acura TLX, a Toyota GT86 and a number of BMW M235iR.  CTCC presented by Pirelli is pleased to launch its new Championship season with the announcement of the 2017 racing sched...

New cars and new colours for Blanchet Motorsports

Febraury 10, 2017, Mississauga, ON  -   2017 brings significant change for Blanchet Motorsports. Team owner Frank Blanchet announces his entry of a freshly built Toyota GT86 to compete in the GTS (formerly GT) class of the Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Pirelli. “I have always liked this car since it debuted as the Scion FR-S” notes Frank. “It is known to have great handling ability even in stock trim and the low stance and light weight chassis make it a great platform to bas...

SCB Racing acquires BMW M235iR for the 2017 Season

SCB Racing has added a BMW M235iR - a true BMW Motorsport car - to its racing line up for the 2017 season. The car will be racing in the CTCC (Canadian Touringcar Championship) in the ST class. Policaro BMW has come on board as the primary sponsor for the BMW M235iR for the 2017 season. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as we are making preparations for the upcoming racing season...

CTCC unveils new partnership with PIRELLI

Indianapolis, IN, USA. December 8th, 2016 - CTCC is very excited to announce a three-year partnership with Pirelli Tire Canada.  This new association will see Pirelli becoming the official tire and presenting partner of CTCC.  This announcement caps off an incredible year for CTCC as we saw sustained growth in the series. “This is a wonderful development that will support our growth.  With a worldwide renowned brand, Pirelli is an obvious choice when it comes to racing tires and we are ha...

2016 Gala of Champions

  OCTOBER 7, 2016 CTCC will celebrate its champions once again. On October 29, 2016, CTCC will crown its champions and you are invited to share that moment with us. The fifth edition of this festive event gathers people that share a common passion: motorsports! Dinner will be preceded by a reception. 6 pm Reception 7 pm Seated dinner & dance Dress code: Smart Casual To purchase your ticket, go to: http://www.corner2.com/ctcc Take advantage of our corporate hotel rate by m...

Sahakian, Hochgeschurz and Sallenbach declared Champions 2016

  OCTOBER 4, 2016 VERSION FRANÇAISE CI-DESSOUS With 100 points available for a class victory, plus bonus points for poles and laps completed, no lead was secure as the CTCC presented by Continental Tire rolled into Calabogie Motorsports Park on October 1-2 for the triple header season finale. As the season drew to a close with so many points left on the table, the emphasis was even more focused on reliability and finishing races rather than outright speed and race craft. Adding ...

Chris Sahakian clinches The Grand Touring Title

OCTOBER 3, 2016 Boisbriand, October 3, 2016.– Chris Sahakian of United Auto Racing takes an early grab on the Grand Touring title in the Canadian Touring Car Championship series and ends the season with a fantastic win at Calabogie Motorsports Park. This weekend was the CTCC 3-races season finale in Calabogie, and the title in the Grand Touring class was to be decided during the finale rounds. Chris Sahakian made sure to take an early win on the title during the second race of th...

Growth in the forecast for 2017: GT4 and TCR could be part of CTCC rules next season

SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 VERSION FRANÇAISE CI-DESSOUS Planning for CTCC’s 2017 season is well underway and Series officials are happy to report that event promoters are anxious to showcase CTCC presented by Continental Tire next season. We hope to be able to release the 2017 schedule much sooner than usual. In addition to the 2017 calendarpreparation, there will also be a review of the current rules with the goal of improving the competition and controlling costs. CTCC strives to balance its fi...

Hochgeschurz Under Pressure For The Championship Finale

  SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 After six events, Eric Hochgeschurz in the #11 BMW 330i, and the 8legs Racing team are ready to work hard for the Canadian Touring Car Championship Super Touring (ST) class overall win in the final event at Calabogie Motorsports Park (CMP), taking place on October 1st and 2nd just 1 hour west of Ottawa, and 45 minutes from Eric’s home town of Carleton Place. With a slim 62 point lead in the Championship, the team and driver will be under pressure to ensure good...

Chris Sahakian increases his lead

    SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 Version française ci-dessous United Auto Racing, composed of drivers Ashley and Chris Sahakian, was at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) and in the Nissan Micra Cup. Chris Sahakian climbed on the third step of the podium twice in CTCC while Ashley Sahakian finished the race as 3rd rookie. Two of the most prestigious Canadian racecar series were on track this weekend at CTMP during the Silverado 250. Mor...

INTENSE PURSUIT TO CTCC CHAMPIONSHIP

  SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 VERSION FRANÇAISE CI-DESSOUS  (PHOTO: PAOLO PEDICELLI) As the 2016 season draws to an end, CTCC presented by Continental Tire challengers are determined to make life difficult for the class point leaders. Returning to the dauntingly fast Canadian Tire Motorsport Park circuit over the Labour Day weekend for twin 40-minute races, Blanchet Motorsports driver Bob Attrell set the tone early as he guided his No. 88 Hyundai Genesis Coupe to the Grand Touring pole p...

Class title championships heat up at CTMP

  AUGUST 30, 2016 VERSION FRANÇAISE CI-DESSOUS  (PHOTOS: PAOLO PEDICELLI) CTCC presented by Continental Tire returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the second time this year, this time around, to be part of the Silverado 250 along side the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Nearing the end of its race season, the class title chases intensify and the 24 cars entered are ready to roar for another double-header event. After two wins at GP3R, Super Touring class leader Eric...
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